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G-Unit Covers XXL

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


Well here’s something that used to happen all the time but hasn’t since 2008: G-Unit on the cover of XXL.

50 and company detailed their breakup and reconciliation to Vanessa Satten, Miranda Johnson and Eric Diep for the October/November cover story.

Look out for the issue to hit newsstands on October 17th. UPDATED: Although this was widely expected to be the final print issue of XXL since it was purchased by Townsquare, EIC Vanessa Satten tells MTV that the magazine will continue to release print editions.

Previously: G-Unit on GGN with Snoop

Wiz Khalifa Covers The Source

Friday, September 12th, 2014


Wiz splits the cover of The Source’s 2014 Power 30 issue with Jeezy.

Hit the jump for a couple of excerpts from the cover story.

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Jeezy Covers The Source

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014



Snow covers the new Power 30 issue of The Source. The issue should be available on your local newwstand shortly, in the meantime, you can head over to their site and read a few excerpts from the cover story.

Jeezy on Ferguson:

I just feel like, when things like this happen, you have to build trust within the community. They did all the wrong things. Instead of going there and trying to resolve the situation, they went in there with tasers, riot guns and riot forces, and you can’t come to my neighborhood and not expect us to stand up for what we believe in. You know, that type of sh*t happens in Iraq, that doesn’t happen in Ferguson.

Seen It All: The Autobiography is in stores today. Jeezy spoke on his recent arrest with Power 105.1′s Breakfast Club, listen to the audio here.

Previously: Jeezy ft. T.I. & YG – Addicted

Travi$ Scott – Days Before Rodeo (Album Stream)

Monday, August 18th, 2014


Travi$ Scott’s free album, Days Before Rodeo, features guest spots from Migos, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Peewee Longway, and T.I. Stream it after the jump.

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P. Reign – #DearAmerica (Cover Art & Track List)

Monday, August 18th, 2014


P. Reign’s long-delayed mixtape drops on September 2nd and it features appearances by Drake, Future, Meek Mill, PARTYNEXTDOOR, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Waka Flocka Flame and maybe some surprise guests. We also recently premiered the video for “Chickens” with Waka Flocka, shot in Guyana, the viral video for “Where You Been” (& track) that won’t appear on the album, as well as “Pon Tour” shot in the UK with Drake.

Track list after the jump.

Source: KD’s Instagram.

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Nicki Minaj Covers FADER

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


Nicki graces the cover of FADER’s Fall Fashion issue. Read the full cover story by Carrie Battan here.

Hit the jump for a clip of Nicki speaking on the “Flawless” remix with Beyonce and the upcoming “Anaconda” video with Power 106′s Rikki Martinez.

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Lil Wayne Covers XXL

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


Wayne covers XXL for the 500th time. That’s a real number too, because you know I’m not one for hyperbole.

Here’s an excerpt from Jeff Weiss’ cover story about his signing of Drake and Nicki Minaj:

“Call me old-fashioned and country, but with Drake, that was the first time I’d seen someone that knew how to sing and rap. That’s all it was. I didn’t know nobody who knew how to do that. You had those old school singing niggas, where people would do a little eight-bar verse on their songs. But [Drake] was spitting and singing and killing that too. It took a while though. It wasn’t until I heard him spitting on one of my beats when I was like, ‘This fool’s retarded.’ When I hear something that I know I can’t do better? That’s when I’m like, ‘They need to be on the team.’”

“I wanted a female. Every team needs a female to rep your gang. She was annihilating niggas. I mean males. I was like, ‘I have to beef my shit up on that muthafucka.’ She just knocked it out the park from day one. She’s just Nicki. I don’t know whose idea it was, but it was a good idea.”

Read some more excerpts here and look for the issue to hit newsstands early next month.

Previously: Wayne x Cristiano Ronaldo – #WeezyWednesdays Ep. 22

Kendrick Lamar Covers Complex

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Rap’s most important young MC graces the cover of Complex’s August/September issue.

Read the full cover story, by Insanul Ahmed, in full here.

Previously: The NY Times Magazine Profiles Kendrick Lamar

Kanye Covers GQ’s August Issue

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Donda’s baby boy covers the August issue of GQ.

UPDATED: The cover story is available online now. In it, Ye talks about his next album and the lead single, which will be called “All Day” and could be dropping as early as September.

What does that mean in terms of putting the new record together? Do you want the pendulum to swing back and do something more pop, like Twisted Fantasy or Graduation?
I think just my usual pattern is like that. It’s like a pendulum. The pendulum gains momentum by swinging in the other direction. Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called “All Day,” that usually Jay would say, but Jay’s not on there. So I say, All day, nigga, it’s Ye, nigga. Shopping for the winter, it’s just May, nigga. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga. You ain’t getting money unless you got eight figures. Right? Jay would have said that. And then eventually I would have came in with, like, whatever I come in with. But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first. People definitely weren’t getting water first on Yeezus. I do fight with myself to say, “Keep fighting.” But also, you know, you can’t win every single fight. It’s a long war, and if you’re out there trying to, like, blow up every single building, you won’t win the war.


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The Underachievers – Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium (Artwork + Tracklist)

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


The Underachievers give us a look at the official artwork and tracklist for their debut album Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium. It will be released on August 12th and will be available for pre-order on June 26th.

The tracklist can be seen below.

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